Brexit Fallout: Cameron Steps Down

 

From the BBC:

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced.

He said he would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and months but that “fresh leadership” was needed.

The PM had urged the country to vote Remain, warning of economic and security consequences of an exit, but the UK voted to Leave by 52% to 48%.

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  1. Mike LaRoche Inactive
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    The Boris Johnson prime ministership should be an interesting one.

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  2. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
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    Here, take a gander-

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  3. DialMforMurder Inactive
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    I knew that pig would come back to haunt him…

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  4. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
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    In the words of Nelson:

    HA HA!

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  5. Autistic License Thatcher
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    Did he threaten this already or are we all supposed to be shocked and remorseful?

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  6. Israel P. Inactive
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    I am thinking of Mr. Blitz, my eleventh grade history teacher, today.

    In 1963, DeGaulle vetoed Britain’s application to join the Common Market. Mr Blitz came into class the next day and said something like “You have no idea what an important day you have just seen. The end of Britain as a major world power.”

    Looks like the Brits have decided to prove him wrong.

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  7. Umbra Fractus Inactive
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    Autistic License:Did he threaten this already or are we all supposed to be shocked and remorseful?

    I don’t know if he confirmed or denied it, but the conventional wisdom was that his standing among the Tories was tied to the referendum. Just about everybody, left and right, saw a Brexit victory as a de facto repudiation of Cameron’s leadership. I guess he felt the same.

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  8. Ross C Member
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    All I can say is WOW!  Democracy is an magical thing.

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  9. Peter Robinson Contributor
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    Ross C:All I can say is WOW! Democracy is an magical thing.

    Beautifully stated.

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